Nessus Agent 7.6.0 Release Notes - 2020-03-09

Note: Nessus Agent 7.6.0 was re-released as Nessus 7.6.1 to address situations where an upgrade from an earlier version to Agent 7.6.0 did not complete due to an incomplete or corrupted download of the update package. This issue affected a small percentage of Nessus Agents connected to

New Features

The following are the new features included in Nessus Agent 7.6.0:

  • Amazon Linux 2 Support - Nessus Agents now support Amazon Linux 2 as a host operating system.

Changed Functionality and Performance Enhancements

The following are changes to functionality included in Nessus Agent 7.6.0:

  • Added MD5 check for the downloaded Nessus Agent core upgrade file - Validate the integrity of the downloaded Nessus Agent software core by comparing its MD5 checksum to the value posted in the feed.
  • Added mechanism for Windows Agent nessus-service to better handle nessusd failure - Prevent nessus_service on Windows from constantly restarting nessusd process. After a fixed number of restart attempts, nessus_service will stop. Must restart nessus-service after the upgrade to take advantage of this enhancement.

    For more information about the features and functionality supported in this release, see the Nessus Agent 7.6.x User Guide.

Bug Fixes

Bug Fix Defect ID
Fixed issue where the backend.log is filled with sleep messages when an agent is unlinked. 00798667